Here are 2 pictures of my brothers. The first one is when they were 5 and the other one is from a few years ago. I wish I had more pictures of them, but I don't.
As I said the other day, my mother had 2 sets of twins. We are 7 years apart. When my mother met my dad she had my brothers and my oldest sister and my dad had 2 kids of his own, one boy, and one girl.
After they were married, my mom was in need of surgery. She was told she had fibroid tumors in her stomach. She went in to have the surgery and the doctor told her he couldn't operate. The tumors were gone and in their place was a baby.
Cut to several months later, picture a waiting room with 2 girls and 3 boys fighting over if the baby is going to be a boy or girl. The girls wanting another girl to even out the numbers, the boys wanting another boy so they can continue their take over of the girls. Now, picture if you will, both parents walking out of the doctors office, faces frozen in shock. Skip to dinner that night, the kids still don't know whats going on, my mother looks at my oldest sister and says "Do you remember what they told me when I had the boys?" "It's a boy?" "No, not that, remember what they said about the boys?" " That they are twins?" "Yes. The doctor said there are two or more babies.."
Now everyone is in shock.
So that's how my mom ended up with 2 sets of twins. Now, on to the rest of the story. As you can see on of my brothers is in a wheelchair, and like I said the other day, I have a deaf sister. One twin out of each set is handicapped. My brother was born with cerebral palsy (cp). The doctors told my mom that he would never walk, never talk and she should institutionalize him. Did my mother listen, No. My brother not only walks with a walker, that boy never shuts up!! My dad once wrote a poem about him, and If I could find it I would include it.. My brother is a great person. He's one of those happy-go-lucky types. He loves being picked on, I know that sounds weird or mean but its true.. He loves to pick on you right back. And he's very protective of his younger sisters. Anyone picks on them in front of him and oh boy will they get a talking to!
Anyways, I just thought I would share a little more on the 2 sets of twins thing. Oh and if you were counting, yeah that adds up to 7 kids total..